How do I know if my air conditioner is running properly this summer?

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The summer heat means your air conditioner is putting in much more work. The best way to keep cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can feel confident everything is working correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working as it should during the warmer months.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is the most common time to mow your lawn, making it more likely for grass clippings and other debris to accumulate outside of your air conditioner. This can cause a drop in system capacity and reduced airflow, resulting in your air conditioner working harder and ultimately wearing down faster. Be sure to frequently clean up any debris around your unit so your air conditioner can last as long as possible.

Change or Clean the Air Filter

Habitually replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will help its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to purchase or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to contact the team at Custom Air Systems Inc so we can recommend one based on your specific system. For certain filter sizes, we can check and replace them at your regular maintenance visit. It’s important to know that if your air conditioner is in constant use, it’s subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more often.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils gather dirt over time which ultimately decreases airflow and insulates the coil making it more difficult to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the area is dusty or if there is nearby foliage. Coils can also bend, obstructing airflow through the coil. Our experts can check the coils at your annual maintenance visit to clean or straighten coils when needed.

Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is critical to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Custom Air Systems Inc can look at your air conditioner to ensure everything is working correctly, keep coils and filters clean, and much more. Annual maintenance check-ups will help prevent major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner operating as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 772-247-2283 to schedule your maintenance visit today.

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